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Thus, the tea-party continues with endless cups of tea and a conversation of absolutely meaningless  nonsense. Suddenly, the Mad Hatter asks Alice: "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" At first glance, the riddle makes no sense as a logical question. And even the answer that Carroll  provides elsewhere (the raven produces a few notes, all very flat, and it is never put the wrong end  front) is nonsense. Presumably there should always be answers to any questions; at least, there  were answers above-ground. The Mad Tea-Party conversation repeats this miscommunication pattern like all the other absurd  conversations that Alice has had with Wonderland creatures in previous chapters. She delightfully  explains: "I'm glad they've begun asking riddles — I believe I can guess that." "Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?" asks the March Hare.
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